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Our Story

Our Story

Our Story

Our Story

Our cats are so much more than pets, they are part of the family and losing them is one of the most difficult things to go through. When Phoebe was diagnosed with feline kidney disease (CKD), we were devastated and although we knew little about the disease, her veterinarians helped us through this difficult journey. Even though our time together was waning, we celebrated every moment we had left. Phoebe was loved by a handful of people who were lucky enough to know her and by creating Phoebe Moon Dream in her honour, more people can see a small glimpse of the calico cat who was named after Phoebe Moon.

Our cherished feline companions hold a special place in our hearts, transcending the mere title of “pets” to become beloved members of our family. The thought of losing them is akin to losing a piece of ourselves, a bond that runs deep and true.

When Phoebe, our dear companion, was diagnosed with feline kidney disease (CKD), our world was shaken to its core. Despite our limited knowledge about the illness, the compassionate guidance of her veterinarians became a beacon of hope in our darkest hour.

As our time together grew shorter, we made a conscious effort to cherish each precious moment. Every purr, every playful flick of her tail, and every mannerism that made her unique became a beautiful memory etched in our hearts forever.

Phoebe’s gentle spirit touched the lives of only a few who were fortunate enough to know her. In her honour, we’ve created Phoebe Moon Dream, a tribute that encapsulates the essence of the calico beauty that graced our lives. Through this endeavour, we hope to share a glimpse of the warmth and joy that Phoebe brought into our world, spreading her legacy far and wide.

Our cats are so much more than pets, they are part of the family and losing them is one of the most difficult things to go through. When Phoebe was diagnosed with feline kidney disease (CKD), we were devastated and although we knew little about the disease, her veterinarians helped us through this difficult journey. Even though our time together was waning, we celebrated every moment we had left. Phoebe was loved by a handful of people who were lucky enough to know her and by creating Phoebe Moon Dream in her honour, more people can see a small glimpse of the calico cat who was named after Phoebe Moon.

We’ve since embarked on a cat toy-making journey to honour Phoebe’s legacy and to help raise funds for feral organisations in South Africa. We take comfort in knowing that Phoebe’s spirit lives on in each toy we make, bringing happiness to cats everywhere and reminding us of the joy she brought to our lives.

Our pyramid-shaped toys are soft to the touch and perfect for filling with catnip, satisfying even the pickiest felines. Made from durable cotton fabric and stuffed with soft fabric strips, these kitty toys are fun and eco-friendly. Give your cat a sensory unboxing experience with our easy how-to videos:

Phoebe Moon Dream’s pyramid toys are more than just fun for your cat – they also support local feral cat organisations, with R10 of each sale being donated in honour of our beloved Phoebe. Our commitment to the environment is also reflected in our use of upcycled fabric as stuffing for our toys, reducing landfill waste. By supporting us, you’re helping us make a difference in the lives of homeless cats.

Phoebe's Legacy

My Phoebe and I shared a twenty-year-long bond, spending almost every moment together. From the moment our eyes locked, we knew we were destined to be best friends. She was a truly exceptional feline companion, carrying herself with an air of grace and loads of cattitude. However, with such a fierce and independent personality, she needed a name that was just as fitting. After lots of thinking, I settled on Phoebe, named in honour of one of Saturn’s moons. To me, she was my ray of precious moonlight.

Phoebe was a feral-born kitten who was rescued by a lovely couple that stayed in my apartment building. After fostering her, they had to give her up for adoption and through an amazing twist of fate she ended up with me. Her huge green eyes captivated me from the moment I saw her and I knew she was something special. We started communicating back and forth with little mews and noises and before long we were thick as thieves. Fast forward to more than a decade later and we’d end up spending almost every waking moment together, still communicating in our own Phoebe-esque way.

Phoebe developed chronic kidney disease, or CKD for short, in her later years and she had already lost about 80% of her kidney function by the time her veterinarian discovered it. Even though CKD is a silent killer in older cats and has been the subject of extensive research, there is currently no known cure.

Losing Phoebe has been extremely difficult and not a day goes by that I don’t miss her terribly. This is the reason I’m determined to pay it forward in her honour by making other kitties happy and giving money to the amazing people who go above and beyond to save feral cats.

Phoebe's Legacy

My Phoebe and I shared a twenty-year-long bond, spending almost every moment together. From the moment our eyes locked, we knew we were destined to be best friends. She was a truly exceptional feline companion, carrying herself with an air of grace and loads of cattitude. However, with such a fierce and independent personality, she needed a name that was just as fitting. After lots of thinking, I settled on Phoebe, named in honour of one of Saturn’s moons. To me, she was my ray of precious moonlight.

Phoebe was a feral-born kitten who was rescued by a lovely couple that stayed in my apartment building. After fostering her, they had to give her up for adoption and through an amazing twist of fate she ended up with me. Her huge green eyes captivated me from the moment I saw her and I knew she was something special. We started communicating back and forth with little mews and noises and before long we were thick as thieves. Fast forward to more than a decade later and we’d end up spending almost every waking moment together, still communicating in our own Phoebe-esque way.

Phoebe developed chronic kidney disease, or CKD for short, in her later years and she had already lost about 80% of her kidney function by the time her veterinarian discovered it. Even though CKD is a silent killer in older cats and has been the subject of extensive research, there is currently no known cure.

Losing Phoebe has been extremely difficult and not a day goes by that I don’t miss her terribly. This is the reason I’m determined to pay it forward in her honour by making other kitties happy and giving money to the amazing people who go above and beyond to save homeless cats.